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What is best free website design tool that works like Dreamweaver?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by rainbowgod, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    So, I just downloaded Kompozer 0.7.10 - I guess it's still in Beta since it's not a 1. version number but it felt like a step back in time to the days when my sites were on geocities.
    I'm never really happy with programs that don't have installers but that might just be a personal thing.

    I couldn't work out how to create a div but was able to add one manually. I was impressed that it offered font sizes etc in ems. Surprised that it supported definition terms.

    upload_2015-12-24_14-57-54.png

    So, for me, the big tests are
    • would I recommend it to my friends and family? No.
    • would I use it for my clients? No.

    SEMrush
     
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    SEMrush
  2. kostas13ioannou

    kostas13ioannou Greenhorn

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    #22
    I think Dreamweaver is the best tool and a unique editor!
    I have used Aptana before, but nothing like dreamweaver.

    But it's just a tool, an editor, with a lot of features.
    You have to know html and css (at least) to use it.
    The program will not make a web site for your....
     
    kostas13ioannou, Dec 24, 2015 IP
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    kk5st Prominent Member

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    #23
    I am impressed that you went this far to check out the application. I am not sure whether you have entirely too much time on your hands, are easily amused or are a closet masochist. ;-) That's certainly more than Mr @Creatweb had the cojones to do.

    I guess you could have done worse; you might have spent the time listening to the music of Jaques Brel.

    cheers,

    gary
     
    kk5st, Dec 25, 2015 IP
  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #24
    lol, I hadn't heard of it and was genuinely interested since @Creatweb had mentioned he used it professionally. I've never found those tools to be that useful. Just because he's a newbie to the forum doesn't mean he isn't a seasoned professional. Having looked at the tool I now have a new appreciation of his opinion.
     
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    #25
    Me too. I hold it in absolute contempt. It's worthless, since he didn't provide any proof to substantiate his claims. Also, his defensive stance is quite telling.
     
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    kk5st Prominent Member

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    #26
    As I recall, it was a part of the Mozilla suite. I did try it maybe 15 years ago and was unimpressed, though at the time it produced better markup than DW (not saying much, is it?), but still dependent on tables and/or absolute positioning for layout.

    cheers,

    gary
     
    kk5st, Dec 25, 2015 IP
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    NetStar Notable Member

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    #27
    One time I decided to go the Dreamweaver route thinking it would speed up my design time. It actually made things slower and I was constantly fixing the code. I went straight back to writing it all out by hand. What I did like about DreamWeaver was the real time previewing from with in the Editor. However, these days with responsive layouts you will want to preview in a browser.

    My suggestion would be to stick with editors like Notepad++, SublimeText and SciTe. They are simple in design, use minimal resources, and provide all the tools you will need. If you need something a little more (and odds are those editors will have those features too) check out JetBrains WebStorm or PHPStorm (same thing but with php support). Personally, it's not a bad editor!

    Eclipse and NetBeans framework editors also have some pretty useful plugins. But I find those programs to be OVERKILL on my computer and I only end up using the features that the above editors have.
     
    NetStar, Dec 31, 2015 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    #28
    Also, if you need to do some real-time editing to see how changing certain CSS values or similar, just use FireBug or the Chrome equivalent to edit things directly in the browser.
     
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    #29
    Eclipse and NetBeans framework are a complete suite to develop a website or any software. But software/tool which is totally web development based, is Dreamweaver.
    I personally use Notepad++. And for preview, I prefer live view int eh Browser as I can see the complete view in different display sizes. (Clt +Alt + M --> Keyboard Shortcut for mobile view in Firefox)
     
    Rudra Pratap, Jan 6, 2016 IP
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    #30
    I tried Aptana, Microsoft Visual and they are pretty good as well.
     
    Lucy Barret, Jan 7, 2016 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    #31
    Except that the shortcut for mobile view in Firefox is Ctrl + Shift + m... yeah...
     
    PoPSiCLe, Jan 7, 2016 IP
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    Phil S Member

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    #32
    Interesting. Very interesting.
    It would seem that this advertising technique works wonders.
    So to recap, broken English, a random French quote of an irrelevant artist, a dumb product, worse arguments to justify its use.
    Oh, so the French quote is the key... Okay, got it. Take notes, people. Hope you didn't skip French in school.
    Thanks @Creatweb, much appreciated.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #33
    But only if you have a product that works.
    In this case, I saved anyone else the bother of using Kompozer by giving feedback that it's dated and worthless.
    I really hoped that he'd be pointing me to some hidden gem that had suffered from lack of promotion. I'm sure there are tools out there created by mad geniuses that just need exposure.
     
    sarahk, Jan 7, 2016 IP
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    #34
    yeah... Actually I didn't find the Edit button after I post the reply with this mistake. Ctrl + Shift + M is the right Keyboard Shortcut.
     
    Rudra Pratap, Jan 13, 2016 IP
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    #35
    I use visual studio for me - the best :)
     
    BenWilliams, Jan 18, 2016 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    #36
    Or, if you're on a Mac: option + command + m (for mobile view on firefox)
     
    PoPSiCLe, Jan 18, 2016 IP
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    #38
    BEST ALTERNATIVES TO ADOBE DREAMWEAVER
    1. Quanta Plus
    2. Aptana
    3. CoffeeCup HTML Editor
    4. OpenBEXI
    5. Bluefish
    6. Microsoft Expression Web
    7. Amaya
    8. Microsoft Visual Web Developer
    9. KompoZer
    10. BlueGriffon
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #38
    I'm not sure having Kompozer in your list lends you any credibility @paul_design87
    Do you actually use any of those?
     
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    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    #39
    Much less Microsoft Expression or Amaya... the former despite wild claims to the contrary just being as big a steaming pile as Frontpage, the latter having been effectively dead since 2002 and officially dead as of 2012.

    I mean *** sake Amaya is more outdated than IE7 in terms of HTML and CSS support!

    I suspect blind copypasta to try and up their post count while not actually being qualified to flap their yap on the topic.
     
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    #40
    I use Quanta Plus for my web designing.
     
    Jean Howard, Jan 28, 2016 IP